Why Choose Magic Chef?
Founding and Milestones
Magic Chef has a long and storied history dating back to the 1850s. The company started as a St. Louis tin shop run by a German immigrant named John Ringen. In the 1870s, his business took off and needed extra help. He decided to partner with another German immigrant, George Kahle, to expand his business. Instead of selling tin, they focused on selling early house appliances such as manual washing machines, cast-iron and steel cooking stoves, and other popular housewares at the time.
In the early 1880s, Kahle persuaded Charles and Louis Stockstrom to join in the housewares and appliance business with them. Instead of selling the housewares, the Stockstrom brothers established a factory and put in the task of manufacturing kitchen stoves. Working as a team, they established the Ringen Stove Company and the Quick Meal Stove Company.
These two companies saw incredible growth. By 1901, Charles Stockstrom convinced them to merge their two companies with eight other stove companies across the United States. The new company was called the American Stove Company. In 1914, the American Stove Company invented the first temperature control oven. The Magic Chef brand name was first introduced in 1929 and became a prominent name in the oven and stove industry and a common sight in American households. In 1951, the American Stove Company officially became Magic Chef.
During the Great Depression, the company was one of the few companies that continued to thrive, thanks to its affordable and reliable products. In the 1950s, the company introduced a new line of compact appliances designed for small kitchens, helping to make it one of the most popular appliance brands in the country.
In 1957, Magic Chef, Inc. formed a partnership with a Californian company called Food Giant Markets. After a year of market research, Food Giant Markets introduced their new appliances only at Dixie stores across the United States. In the 1960s, MC appliances could be found in every major appliance retailer in America.
Thanks to a series of successful marketing campaigns, the brand grew in popularity throughout the 1980s. In 1986, the business was the 249th largest industrial company in the nation and was sold to Maytag, which Whirlpool Corporation eventually acquired in 2006.
In 1996, MCA Corporation started brand licensing on smaller kitchen appliances such as microwaves, compact refrigerators, toasters, blenders, and slow cookers. In 2010, MCA Corporation saw the great potential in the brand and its deep connection with American consumers. This led to the purchase and relaunch of the company as a stand-alone brand.
What started as a little tin shop in St. Louis has grown into an international brand with a rich history. Magic Chef has been a part of American households for generations and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In recent years, the brand is still forging ahead in product development, marketing initiatives, and connection with its consumers based on its motto of having dependable products that are easy to use and great customer service and product after-care.
Production and Manufacturing
Magic Chef produces a wide range of appliances, including refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, washers and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. In recent years, they have shifted their focus to compact and convertible appliances as well as small kitchen appliances such as portable washers and dryers, ice makers, tabletop blenders, microwave ovens, toasters, waffle makers, immersive mixers, and air fryers.
Magic Chef produces a wide range of refrigerators, including 2-door refrigerators, retro 2-door refrigerators, and compact and mini-refrigerators. Magic Chef’s focus on compact and convertible appliances has led to the development of some of the most innovative and space-saving refrigerator designs on the market today.
The classic Magic Chef 2-door refrigerator is its best-selling model, considered a great standard fridge for modern households with tighter kitchen space.
Many consumers who are looking for appliances that give them a sense of personal style love how the Magic Chef retro 2-door refrigerator brings the vintage look back with a modern touch.
The Magic Chef compact refrigerator and Magic Chef mini-refrigerator are among the most popular choices for college students living in dorm settings.
Magic Chef produces a wide range of freezers, including upright freezers, chest freezers, and convertible fridges and freezers. Magic Chef’s focus on compact and multi-function appliances has led to the development of its upright freezers and convertible fridge-freezer.
Food storage has become a big concern for many Americans. As a result, many consumers have added extra Magic Chef freezers to their households. Unlike the reach-in freezers common in most homes, the Magic Chef upright freezers allow easier organization and accessibility to your frozen items.
The Magic Chef 7.0 cubic-foot chest freezer is rated as the most affordable freezer for extra food storage space. This freezer is perfect for people who live in small areas.
Magic Chef also produces a wide range of beverage coolers, including wine coolers, beer coolers, and soda coolers.
The Magic Chef beverage cooler in the 23.4-inch size is a popular choice for offices and home bars.
Magic Chef’s commercial refrigerators are designed with the foodservice industry in mind. It offers a wide range of models, including reach-in refrigerators, under-counter refrigerators, chef base refrigerators, and bar coolers. Magic Chef’s merchandiser refrigerators are also a popular choice for businesses looking to display their products in a stylish and functional way.
Although all Magic Chef’s refrigerators, freezers, and coolers are produced in China, some smaller appliances like microwave ovens and toaster ovens are still made in the United States. Recently, the company has since chosen to outsource these products to South Korea so that consumers can benefit from high-quality but affordable products. Having said that, all its products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and performance.
Anhui Only Electronic Co. Ltd is currently the leading manufacturer of Magic Chef refrigerators and freezers. They are based in China and have been in operation since 1998. Anhui Only Electronic has over 15 years of experience in the appliance industry and is one of the largest refrigerator manufacturers in the world. They have a strong commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. They are ISO 9001:2000 certified and have a team of experienced engineers to ensure that all products meet strict quality and safety standards.
MCA Corporation is a privately held company that designs, markets, and licenses Magic Chef branded products. Found in 1996, it has over 20 years of experience in the appliance industry and is one of the largest refrigerator manufacturers in the world. As a California-based company, MCA is ISO 9001:2000 certified and has one of the strictest safety and health compliance regulations regarding its products.
MCA Corporation offers a one-year limited warranty on all its Magic Chef products. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and maintenance for one year from the date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser. If an MC product is determined to be defective within the one-year period, MCA Corporation will repair or replace (at their option) the defective product free of charge.
Magic Chef Refrigerator/Freezer Parts
Magic Chef refrigerators are covered by a five-year limited warranty on the sealed refrigeration system. This policy includes the compressor, evaporator, and condenser. If any of these parts are determined to be defective within the five-year period, MCA Corporation will repair or replace (at its discretion) the defective part free of charge. Products must be purchased from an authorized dealer or distributor in order to be eligible for warranty coverage. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims.
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Magic Chef Refrigerator/Freezer Releases
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Magic Chef Recalls
Magic Chef has recalled several models of refrigerators and freezers due to safety concerns. Check out our website for the latest recall information for the company.
Where To Buy
Magic Chef refrigerators and freezers are available for purchase from a variety of retailers. You can purchase Magic Chef refrigerators, freezers, and coolers from many home improvement and department stores.
Magic Chef is one of the leading refrigerator manufacturers in the world. It offers a wide range of refrigerators that come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. If you’re looking for a Magic Chef fridge in terms of similar design, be sure to check out its past partners:
- Amana Appliances
- Frigidaire Appliances
- Smeg Appliances
You can find all Magic Chef product information on the MCA Official Magic Chef Website at https://mcappliance.com.
You can also follow the company on social media for the latest product releases and news:
In addition to its official website, MCA has created many brand materials such as helpful tips, tricks, cleaning advice, and recipes. You can find the information on:
Magic Chef always stands by its products and is committed to providing excellent customer service. If you have any questions or concerns, you can easily find your answer by searching their FAQs page. https://mcappliance.com/easyfaq
If you wish to consult with a customer service member, you can reach the support team at:
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-888-775-0202
Customer Service Email: https://mcappliance.com/general-information
Magic Chef Support Contact Form: https://mcappliance.com/technical-information
You can also contact the MC customer service via the website’s live chat system. To activate the live chat function, simply click on the red chat bubble on the right bottom corner of the official MCA Corporation website at https://mcappliance.com/. Please note that this service is available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m CST.